(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
I'm embarrassed to say, we paid $11,000.00 for our 36 Miele fridge/bottom freezer. We bought it because I wanted a fully integrated fridge. Jury is still out whether is has been worth the ridiculous price tag. But in saying that, it looks beautiful (in that you can't distinguish it from our cabinets). <br /><br />It is very heavy and apparently finicky to get set up. It cost an additional $350.00 to have it installed. <br /><br />Space is very limited. There are only 2 of us and we don't really cook at home, I couldn't imagine a family using this fridge. There is not enough room for even a milk carton, unless you move the shelf up, then making the other space between the shelf above too short for anything. Some things you just can't lay on their side to make them fit.<br /><br />The crisper drawer is one long draw, to open it you have to open the big 36 door wide open to slide the crisper drawer out. There should be two separate drawers. <br /><br />The filter light started blinking a few months after purchasing it. filters cost $99.00 which you apparently have to buy every 6 months. We then purchased a bypass for $150.00 to avoid the filter light blinking in the future, only to find out a bypass is what came with the fridge in the first place. <br />The control panel has proven to be difficult to use, and have found different/conflicting instructions on how to solve the blinking filter issue. <br /><br />We still can't get the filter light to stop flashing after numerous calls to support and because we can't reset the filter light, it hasn't made ice since. <br /><br />A service tech can be dispatched, however if it proves to not be a broken/faulty part, we will be charged for the service all. Can't image that will be cheap.<br /><br />Really, for $11,000.00, a service person in a white suit should be coming out to support this fridge at no cost. <br /><br />My next kitchen reno will have a simple inexpensive fridge with water and ice in the door, and it will cost me 10 times less... and my husband will be happy.<br /><br />If money is no object, you don't care what your friends and family think of you spending that kind of money on a fridge, and you want a stunningly beautiful kitchen with an integrated fridge, then it may be worth it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.